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Wicket Leeks আড্ডা / Adda & Collaborative Beer Making Workshop

June 27, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm UTC-5

Wicket Leeks আড্ডা / Adda & Collaborative Beer Making Workshop
Thursday June 27th
6pm – midnight
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This event is part of the Exhibition Wicket Leeks, in the Flux Gallery from June 22nd to July 13th

Wicket Leeks আড্ডা / Adda with Jess Rolls and Zaid Islam 

আড্ডা / Adda is a Bangla word. Its closest translation would be to hangout, typically with cups of teas, and can go on for hours without end, sitting around and talking. During this আড্ডা / Adda we will hear from Jess and Zaid about their 2+ year collaboration exploring the complexities of corporate and national empire explored through the histories of tea, cricket, and chilis.

Collaborative Beer Making Workshop  with Gil Lopez and Jonathan Sims

A homebrewing beer workshop with both theory and philosophy of collectivity and living cultures. The beermaking workshop will happen concurrently with the Wicket Leeks আড্ডা / Adda.


Run of Activities

Starting 6pm – throughout
Collaborative beer Making workshop with Gil Lopez and Jonathan Sims

Starting 6pm – throughout
Food tastings: teas, kheer, jhal muri, chanachur, aloo gobi and eton mess with Leila, Jess and Zaid

6pm – 7:30pm
Zaid Islam, No Appointment Necessary tea and snacks

6pm – 7:30pm
Jess Rolls, Open Studio clay-making

8pm – 8:45pm
Conversation between Zaid Islam and Jess Rolls chaired by Will Owen

Flux on the Floor
8pm – 12am

These events will be followed by a special edition of Flux on the Floor, a monthly dance party DJ’d by PlayPlay, Vinyl Richie + Wicket Leeks guest DJ(s) On the roof*.

*The Wicket Leeks আড্ডা / Adda and Beer Making workshop will happen in the gallery, which is wheelchair accessible and has an ADA bathroom, however, Flux on the Floor will happen on the roof which is up several flights of stairs.

Zaid Islam is a Queens based artist working with exchange economies including snacks and beverages. He is also interested in the requirements around food safety, and what we do when asked to engage with an “unsafe” food, investigating ideas of trust and intimacy. Zaid shares his food table, which offers homemade food and drink, or items prepared in Bangladesh which the artist carried to New York, in exchange for a negotiated offer.

Jess Rolls is an independent public art curator and artist with a social practice making in ceramics, printmaking and painting. At her clay talking-making table Open Studio, Jess explores food and taste memories with participants to produce ceramic pinch pots and tableware. Alongside, Jess creates a mixed-media map that moves back and forth along Jess’ family histories and geographies and her experience of moving to New York..

Gil Lopez is a Community Cultivator, Artist, Eco-Educator, Landscape Designer/Builder and Urban Farmer. Gil is one of the co-founders of Smiling Hogshead Ranch, an urban farm collective fostering healthy culture and community, and food and environmental justice in Long Island City.

Jonathan Sims is a New York City based visual artist who originally hails from Texas. His visual arts practice is characterized by brightly colored geometric abstractions and simple, minimalist symbology that evokes language and universal, ancient design.


June 27, 2019
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm UTC-5


Flux Factory
39-31 29th St, Long Island City NY


Flux Factory
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